Details and Itinerary
CTS Tucson, AZ
Date: April 18-21, 2012
Focus: Going uphill and downhill faster!
Location: Tucson, Arizona
The vast majority of cyclists want to ride faster and more comfortably on climbs, and the Carmichael Training Systems Climbing Camp in Tucson, Arizona is the perfect weekend getaway for making the climbing progress you’re looking for. Never thought of Tucson, Arizona as a mountainous paradise? Think again. We’re surrounded by mountains (Mt. Lemmon rises above 9000 feet above our desert floor). Join us and kick off your Spring with some climbing.
The camp is three and a half days of riding and presentations, through which our professional coaching staff will teach you the skills and techniques to become more efficient on the bicycle and give you the tools to become a better climber.
We welcome riders of all abilities. Come ready to absorb, learn, and retain as much as you can. CTS camp rides will all leave from the CTS Tucson Regional Center. All rides are fully supported.
Tucson is located in Southern Arizona surrounded by Saguaro Cacti and overlooked by our 9000’ peak, Mount Lemmon. With 300 days of annual sunshine per year, Tucson is known as a mecca for cyclists. In April 2006, the League of American Bicyclists promoted the Tucson region to “Gold” status on their certification system of the nation’s most “bicycle friendly” cities, making Tucson one of only seven cities in the U.S. to earn such distinguished status. Furthermore, two of the most popular and highly regarded bicycling publications, Bicycling and VeloNews, continue to rank our city in the top tier of “bicycle friendly” cities nationwide. In fact, Bicycling recently promoted Tucson to the #2 bicycling city nationwide for cities with population ranging from 250,000 to 500,000. Tucson is the winter training home of many professional cyclists and triathletes.
The weather during this time of year can vary from 70-90 degrees as a daily high. Chances of rain are very minimal but come prepared for all weather conditions.
- Daily sessions Carmichael Training Systems Coaches
- Training presentations from CTS Coaches
- Professional Mechanics
- Complete Ride Support with GU Nutrition and Hydration products
- CTS Jersey
- 3 lunches, 2 dinners
Customize your Camp:
- 3D Dynamic Bike Fit add $300
- Lactate Threshold Test and VO2max add $300
Members receive a 5% discount on training camps. (Airfare, Lodging and Transportation not included.)
A non-refundable $300.00 deposit is due at time of registration. The remaining balance is due 30 days prior to the camp and will be billed automatically. The credit card information used for your deposit will be billed unless otherwise arranged with the CTS accounting department.
If you have to cancel for any reason, your deposit may not be refunded depending on when you cancel. Additional cancellation fees may also apply.
• 6 business days – 30 calendar days prior: Deposit only
• Within 5 business days of the start of camp: Deposit plus 50% of remaining balance
Carmichael Training Systems reserves the right to cancel a camp. We will do so at least 30 days prior to the beginning of the camp. In this event, you will be issued a full refund. CTS is not responsible for fees associated with planning your trip, such as airfare.
All fees will be applied to the camp for which you are registered. If you have to cancel for any reason, your deposit and all subsequent payments will be applied to the camp for which you have registered and cannot be transferred to an alternate camp.
Exceptions to this policy cannot be made for any reason, including weather or personal emergencies.
We recommend you arrive by Wednesday, April 18th, 2012. Camp registration will be from 3:00-5:00pm on Wednesday, April 18th, 2012. You must provide your own transportation in Tucson. The conclusion of the camp will be Saturday, April 20th, 2012 after the final dinner.
Bike Transport and Assembly:
If you are shipping your bike, please make sure it arrives at CTS or your hotel by April 17, 2012. We will gladly assemble it and have it waiting for you.
If you wish to ship your bike, we recommend using Sports Express. They provide door to door pick/up and delivery of your bike. You will need to pack your bike, or have it packed for you, and Sports Express will take care of the rest. Sports Express can be found at www.sportsexpress.com/trainright. We will take care of packing your bike before it departs.
If you’d like to send your bike to CTS Tucson, please use the following address for shipping your bike(s):
Carmichael Training Systems
7000 E Tanque Verde, Suite 26
Tucson, AZ 85715
(Please make sure your bike box/case is clearly labeled with your name)
Due to the nature of this camp, and for the safety of all of the athletes and staff, time trial bikes and aero bars are not allowed for this camp. Your bike must be equipped with a standard set of road bars and brake levers. If you have questions about your bike setup, please contact the camp manager.
Tucson International Airport (TUS) is the closest airport to our offices. It is about 20 minutes away.
Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) is 120 miles and approximate 2 hour drive away.
You are responsible for you own lodging at this camp. We list our suggestions for hotels below.
Things to Bring
Items to pack for any of our camps:
- Clean bicycle, tuned and ready to ride
- Jerseys at least 4 (short and or long sleeve)
- Shorts at least 4 pair
- Wind Vest
- Base layer 1 or 2 lightweight
- Rain Jacket
- Arm Warmers
- Cycling gloves short finger
- Cycling Shoes/pedals (carry these with you if traveling by plane)
- Chamois cream
- Small tote or backpack for anything you wish to keep in support vehicles.
- Heart Rate Monitor and/or Power Meter (Power Tap or SRM or other)
- Toiletries for clean up between rides.
Items to add just in case.
- Light jacket
- Medium weight jacket
- Long sleeve and/or thermal jersey
- Long finger gloves
- Shoe covers/booties
- Leg or knee warmers or light tights
Other items to consider:
- 12-27 or 12-25 cassette – If you are not accustomed to climbing, are a beginner cyclists or are attending a climbing camp.
- Bottles/mix/food – if you will be arriving before a camp begins or remaining afterward, and wish to ride, please bring what food/drink supplies you will need for your riding.
We will have sport drinks, food, spare tubes/tires, etc in our follow vehicles. Each day we will prepare water bottles for your bike using GU Electrolyte Brew, and will provide you with GU Energy products for use during the camp.
If you have any questions about what to pack or what to look for when purchasing cycling clothing or supplies, please contact us at 866-355-0645.
April 18-21, 2012
||Registration and Bike drop off.
||Dinner and Introductions Provided by CTS. Location TBD
Presentation: Sports Nutrition Before, During, and After Training
|9:00am – 12:00pm
||Ride: Field Test, Cornering, Descending
Lunch provided by developers
||Field Test Data Recall with Coaches.
||Recovery Ride with bike handling skills
||Climbing Repeats with CTS Coaches
||Lunch provided by CTS
||Presentation: CTS Methodology with Power
||Ride: focus on preserving momentum
||Data Recall with Coaches
||Tucson "Stinger" Ride!
||Lunch provided by CTS
||Data Recall with Coaches.
||Final Dinner provided by CTS